Sadies Stray Dog Rescue (SSDR) is a small group of volunteers who want to end the suffering of the 2,000 dogs in the Bacau public dog shelter in Romania. The group is named in memory of Sadie, an adopted dog who was killed before leaving Romania for her new home. Applications for charitable status pending- 100% of donations go to help the dogs.
Please buy a coffee to help feed over 2000 dogs in Bacau, Romania, who face yet another winter of little food and shelter. By buying a coffee, you allow us to purchase half a bag of good quality food (£4 per bag), provide a life-saving vaccination that prevents the puppies dying from easily-preventable but horrific diseases, or simply contribute towards veterinary care. Over 2000 dogs in Bacau, Romania, rely on this small team of volunteers to give them even the basics of food and shelter. For the dogs to even eat every other day, approximately £1700 worth of food is needed per month!
Romania's stray dogs experience horrendous conditions: they are attacked and abused by the public and captured inhumanely. Once in the public shelters they are drugged, dragged, kicked, thrown and tortured by the staff (we have videos). They are put in dirty, overcrowded kennels where diseases spread, the dogs breed and the small, weaker ones are attacked. With little to no water and food (just chicken blood and offal) Monday to Friday the dogs suffer malnutrition, painful skin conditions and untreated injuries. If the dogs are operated on by the resident vet they are put straight back into the kennels where wounds easily open and become infected. When the shelter decides to kill dogs they use methods which often cause a slow and painful death. The public shelter receives funds per dog caught and so there is always a steady stream of dogs coming into the shelter.
Who we are: Sadie's Stray Dog Rescue (SSDR) is a small group of volunteers (application for charitable status is pending) who want to end the suffering of the 2,000 dogs in the Bacau public dog shelter in Romania. The group is named in memory of Sadie, an adopted dog who was killed before leaving Romania for her new home.
What we do: We provide the only food, shelter and medical care the over 2000 dogs in Bacau have access to. The conditions in the public shelter are horrific; unhygienic, unsafe, lack of shelter, lack of food, no medical care. Sadie's work tirelessly to improve the conditions in the shelter, with the ultimate goal to: -To reduce the number of stray dogs on the streets of Bacau, Romania, to a sustainable population. -To provide a humane alternative to the killing of stray dogs. -To educate the public and dog owners in dog husbandry and dog ecology. -To improve the public dog shelter, so it is run efficiently and humanely and is effective in the rehoming of stray dogs. -To facilitate the organisation of an effective local NGO, who will organise and run regular sterilisation campaigns